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Aeon is a registered charity committed to the spread of knowledge and a cosmopolitan worldview.
But we can’t do it without you.

Aeon is a registered charity committed to the spread of knowledge and a cosmopolitan worldview. Our mission is to create a sanctuary online for serious thinking.

No ads, no paywall, no clickbait – just thought-provoking ideas from the world’s leading thinkers, free to all. But we can’t do it without you.

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If you would like to republish one of our pieces online or in print, first read our republishing policy, which includes details of our fees for syndication of our essays and information on our creative common licence for our ideas pieces.


Aeon no longer accepts unsolicited pitches. If you are an academic who would like to get in touch with one of our commissioning editors directly, please email and provide us with a short bio and a link to your faculty page or website. If you can provide a sample of writing for a non-specialist audience that will be very helpful.

Contact a writer

We cannot pass on your contact details to any of our writers unless this is in relation to an interview request or similar professional contact.

Feedback on an essay

The best way to let us know your opinion about one of our essays, videos or ideas is via the conversations channel, especially the question attached to each of the essays and ideas. These are all read by a member of editorial staff, but unfortunately we do not have time to read or reply to emails about our essays.

Terms and conditions, word rates

Aeon pays all of its essay and ideas writers; see our freelance terms and conditions.

Aeon Video

If you have a pitch for a completed short documentary, you may submit it using our online form.

Please email us at with any questions.